Established in 2015 in honor of Essie L. Bell one of the founding members and visionary leaders of the Heath, Pittman, and Smith (HPS) Family Reunion. She remained steadfast in her dedication to the HPS Family Reunion until her death in February 2019 at the age of 96 years young. Her faith, and her commitment to the Lord always aligned with her actions as illustrated in her favorite hymn “This Little Light of Mine”.
This esteemed HPS award will honor one (1) family member, annually at the Saturday HPS Reunion Banquet, for their unwavering contributions and overall dedication to primarily the HPS Family Reunion. Highlights of the honorees’ outstanding faith-based (church), professional, and/or community achievements will also be shared. Each honoree will receive a “Let Your Light Shine” HPS crystal signature plaque and a $50 gift card.
Faith - Family - Leadership – Community
The Award recipient must be registered to attend the current year reunion.